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ROCKOLLECTIONS RETURNS TO THE MOVIES PT.9

Rockollection Goes To The Movies, this time with heaping portions of Hot Buttered Popcorn for everyone.
Just tell your local theater I sent you, lol!
I wonder why Movies and Popcorn go together so well?
Having established way back in the opening chapter that Saturday Night is the night to go to the Movies, I'll now investigate the enemy disease of Saturday Night Fever.
The lines were clearly drawn between the Rock people and the Disco people back in the 70's- and I was firmly in the Rock camp!
These years later, I realize I was just being a snob, looking down my nose at that vapid Music.
Who cares now?
Furthermore, I may been more slob than snob, lol!
A musical feud as intense as the Hatfields & the McCoys in this episode, and using Movies as our ammunition.
Which side were you on in this silly battle?
You can tell me...it's dark in the theater.
 
Here's the line to cross...er...I mean link to click, to WLSO.FM:
 
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 31, 2011 at 9:22pm
RJ,
I don't know much about that first song, Popcorn- I even joked about which the group & the title was- but I did remember and thought of the song.
Frankly, I think it is all synthesizer, with no real instrument played.
The Bee Gee's older stuff is excellent, think I mentioned to Scott about their high regard on early FM Rock in the 60's.
I thought I chose the proper order to play them in that sequence, but I was going fast, slower, fast, slower- not best to worst, lol!
And most certainly, Stayin' Alive should have won the Grammy that year- that song was at least sort of liked even by Rockers like me!
 

But where is KC and the Sunshine Band?  I know Boogie Shoes was on that soundtrack. 

 
I played enough from that soundtrack...I still can only take so much, lol!
If I had, it would have cut into Animal House, my best idea to counteract the Disco I had just played.
And I too love that soundclip of "I, I, state your name, state your name", ending with "Amen", lol!
Man, you know your comedy- things are burned into your brain that I have forgotten.
Honestly, I don't remember the song "Shama Lama Ding Dong", and you know your Seinfeld so well, and I've got a feeling many other comedy scenes, lol!
See, I gotta watch the movie again...as it is now clearly apparent haven't seen it in too many years, lol!
And I have to find time for your show about Nothing!
Thanks as always for listening, and the truly insightful thoughts that are so impressive in their pinpoint accuracy.
Man, you are good, lol!
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on May 31, 2011 at 3:17pm

Scott,
These are some very funny comments right from the get-go, lol!
I didn't mean for you to get your "Disco Sucks" t-shirt on- damn, I hope no one else did.
It's within the Theme of the Movies- the actual Rock/Disco War would be the subject of a series.
In truth, I was running out of time to do the show and didn't know what to start with.
I thought of Popcorn & Movies, thought of that song, dug it out and there was my opening.
This is hysterical:

 

Hot Butter playing Popcorn?  uh for some reaon I thought it was gonna be a Donna Summer tune...  weird, but it also made me crave some, so now I have on my "Disco Sucks" t-shirt, eating popcorn, and daydreaming about when Donna Summer was hot!


When Donna Summer was hot...hahahahaha...that's great!
The Bee Gees were considered Progressive Rock in the beginning days of FM Rock Radio.
I tell people but they don't believe me- the Bee Gees did some amazing stuff, very experimental.
Maybe that's what Alice Cooper remembers, because I do.
I was still puzzled about the show, so I just let those four Bee Gees tracks roll, while I figured out what to do next.
You are right though, those cuts really are very nicely written and playied to perfection.

 

I love the memories that flood back when I hear this stuff, thats the best part.


I love to hear I've done that, thats the best part for me!
And then it hit me, what could better offset this slick dance music than a Toga Party with Bluto at Animal House, lol?
So I played the best movie ever? NAH!!!
For me, I publically and privately hated Disco.  
I got Saturday Night Fever only to impress a girl, and I have never even heard of Spirits Having Flown, lol!
I too am the proud owner of many Bee Gees albums, but all pre-disco.
I used to use Boogie Oogie Oogie only to criticize for the moronic lyrics, conveniently forgetting there were some godawful lyrics I had heard in Rock & Roll from my first listen!
Finally, I don't know where you put that silk button up and large comb, but I won't take them, lol!
Thanks for a brilliantly funny read,
Mike

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 31, 2011 at 1:44pm

Mike,

That first song, Popcorn or Hot Butter, that was a strange instrumental.  Was there a real instrument played at all?

 

The BeeGee's huh?  Hey, I dig some of their stuff.  I think you chose the proper order in which to play 'em.  It went from best (Stayin' Alive) to worst (More Than A Woman), but I agree, not a bad one there.  I also agree that Stayin' Alive should have won a Grammy.  That's a great song.

 

But where is KC and the Sunshine Band?  I know Boogie Shoes was on that soundtrack. 

 

Animal House was such a cool movie.  I love that soundclip of "I, I, state your name, state your name".  Hilarious.  I also like the clip when they go to the black club and the big dude says "do you mind if we dance wif yo dates?"  So funny.  And how 'bout the song "Shama Lama Ding Dong"? 

 

Cool show bro.

Comment by Scott on May 31, 2011 at 11:18am

OK Mike, I'm totally ready for this show.  I got my "Disco Sucks" t-shirt on and Ive turned up the volume.

 

Hot Butter playing Popcorn?  uh for some reaon I thought it was gonna be a Donna Summer tune...  weird, but it also made me crave some, so now I have on my "Disco Sucks" t-shirt, eating popcorn, and daydreaming about when Donna Summer was hot!

 

Didnt Alice Cooper endorse these guys?  I seem to remember a real nice quote from him on the Bee Gees.

 

Those first four Bee Gees tracks really are very nicely written and playied to perfection.  Polished and Glossy. I love the memories that flood back when I hear this stuff, thats the best part.

 

Now if we can Jon to listen in, he'd probably really dig the groovy wocka-wocka-geetar.

 

TOGA!!!!!!!  Best movie ever!

 

OK, confession time.  Publically I hated Disco.  Privately I owned Saturday Night Fever, and Spirits Having Flown.  Today I am prooud owner of several more Bee Gees albums and enjoy them very much!  Yes, you could say I still enjoy a good Boogie Oogie Oogie...  Now where'd I put that silk button up and large comb?

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